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Japan earthquake and tsunami--Message from Principal Daniel Woolf


The university's flags are lowered out of respect for those who died in the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan.

I know the Queen's community joins me in expressing our deepest sympathies for the many who have lost loved ones and for those who continue to suffer in the aftermath. It is difficult for us to fully grasp the scope of this tragedy, its effect on families, including many in Canada, and the ongoing rescue efforts and struggles of those who must rebuild their lives.

The university has been in contact with members of our community who are known to be in Japan and the affected region. They are all safe and we are continuing to monitor the situation.

I’d like to remind faculty, staff and students who have been personally affected by the tragedy that support is available from the University Chaplain and from the university’s counselling services.

Student support is available through Health Counselling and Disability Services at 613-533-2506, and Queen's University International Centre at 613 533-2604. Staff and faculty should contact the Employee Assistance Program at 1 800 387-4765.

Daniel R. Woolf
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

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